Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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Denise Braz

PhD Student


Interests: Latin America (especially Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil); race, gender, and social class; Black social movements; Black feminism; African Diaspora; public policies; violence; intersectionality

Danielle Castillo

Master's Student


Interests: Immigration; environmentalism; Indigenous studies; performance studies; Latin American femicide; intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality

Stefanía García

Graduate student


Interests: Latin American philosophy/Latina feminisms and phenomenology; border studies; colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolonialism, and decolonization; literature and artivism

César Iván Ibarra

PhD Student


Interests: Performance studies; maricon resistance; travesti dissidence; Nicaragua; Cuba; homonationalism; filth; hygiene; hegemony; cuir anarcho-communism

Ana Carolina Jesus

Graduate Student


Interests: Violence, media, race, and public policy in Brazil

Maggie Johnson

Graduate Student, LAS/Global Policy


Interests: Drug policy; militarization; international trade

Ana Kearney-Cooke

Graduate Student, LAS/Social Work


Interests: Psychosocial trauma of immigration; social work with Latinx; education of immigrant families; border studies; social services in Latin America

Paula Lezama

PhD Student


Interests: Racial disparities in Colombia and Brazil; multidimensional poverty measures for Afro-descendants; impact of armed conflict and violence

Ana María López Hurtado

PhD Student


Interests: Decolonial studies; epistemologies of the South; gender studies; feminisms of the South; feminist theory; memory; violence; conflict and “post-conflict” Colombia

Anayeli Marcos-Flores

Graduate Student, LAS/SW


Interests: Immigration; mixed-status; children; trauma; social justice; reproductive rights; environmental justice; mental health; activism and social movements

Bryce McLin

Master's Student


Interests: Brazilian diaspora; race, ethnic, and national identity; politics in the diaspora

Mariagracia Mclin Rodriguez

Master's Student


Interests: Afro-descendants; Black Studies; systemic/institutional racism; Peruvian Studies; race/racism/anti-racism

Sebastian Muñoz

Graduate Student


Interests: Colombian armed conflict; Cold War South America; leftist insurgency; paramilitary groups; oral history and popular narratives

Janette Núñez

Graduate Student, LAS/iSchool


Interests: Political transitions in Latin America; identity; cultural products; dissemination

Mayra Ramales

Graduate Student


Interests: Mexican identity construction; US–Mexico border relations; undocumented workers; social justice; liberation psychology; transgenerational trauma within immigrant families

Esther Ramos

Master's Student


Interests: International migration; immigration policy; Mexico and Central America; racial inequality; oral history; Latin American feminist theory; Chicana feminist theory; Borderlands theory

Jennyfer Rodriguez

Master's Student


Interests: Indigenous literature and sociolinguistics

Katherin Tairo-Quispe

PhD Student


Interests: Indigenous studies; decolonizing methodologies; indigenous politics; development from indigenous approach; aesthetics; Quechua media activism, gender studies

Juan Tiney Chirix

PhD Student


Interests: Indigenous studies in Guatemala; critical race and gender theory; political economics; cooperativism and neoliberalism; decolonization of planning; participatory methodology

Karla Velasco

Graduate Student


Interests: Latinx and Latin American feminist and queer theories; Latin American revolutions and social movements; US imperialism in Latin America

Roberto Young

Master's Student


Interests: Decolonization; race; empire; cultural studies; indigenous studies; social movements; ethnography; Guatemala; Paraguay

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    SRH 1.310
    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712